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RE: Problem with noninteractive bash initialization
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:08:29 +0100
- Subject: RE: Problem with noninteractive bash initialization
> From: Igor Pechtchanski
> Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:15 PM
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Wirawan Purwanto wrote:
> > Hi,
> > How should a noninteractive bash begin (i.e. for executing a script)?
> > Should bash read init files like ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, or
> > /etc/profile? According to bash documentation on
> > http://www.gnu.org/manual/bash-2.05a/html_mono/bashref.html#SEC62 ,
> > NO initialization files would be read. But cygwin's bash (version
> > 2.05b.0(1)-release) DOES reads and executes ~/.bashrc BEFORE
> executing the
> > actual script itself. Why is this? Is this not a deviation from the
> > prescribed behavior, or what?
> > Can somebody explain what's wrong with this?
> > Wirawan
> Don't know, WFM:
> $ echo '#!/bin/bash
> echo "Hellow"' > xyz
> $ bash -x xyz
> + echo Hellow
> $ bash --version
> GNU bash, version 2.05b.0(1)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
> Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> BTW, the #! line is redundant if you invoke the script this way -- bash
> (the one you invoked on the command line) simply interprets the commands
> in it, and #! is ignored.
$ man bash
Equivalent to -l.
Do not read either the system-wide startup file /etc/profile
any of the personal initialization files
~/.bash_login, or ~/.profile. By default, bash reads
files when it is invoked as a login shell (see
Looks like W.P's bash acts as a login shell by default. Maybe it is compiled
that way, or "bash" might be a (sym)link or something?
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59+16.37'N, 17+12.60'E
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